On a trip home, I was fortunate enough to spend some time sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.  After getting back to London and having a chance to go through the shots, I realized that some 50% of them had American flags featuring prominantly.  Whether so many versions of the Stars and Stripes were flying out of simple patriotism in a country still very much at war, or because it was somewhat close to Memorial day, I know not.  Either way,  I felt it appropriate to post a few here and wish everyone back home an excellent 4th of July!